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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
to remember dave brubeck, a giant of jazz. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, they've never said it quite like this: the president's treasury secretary made it clear there is no room for compromise. republicans must accept an increase in tax rates for upper- income americans. negotiations on a budget deal haven't gone very far and there are just 27 days before that so- called fiscal cliff. that's the package of tax increases for most americans and budget cuts that will hit automatically unless the white house and congress find a gentler way to solve the crisis in the federal budget. here's how treasury secretary tim geithner put it on cnbc. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. again there is no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. remember, it's only 2%. >> pelley: by top 2%, he means individuals making more than $200,000 and couples taking in $250,000 or more. republicans say rates shouldn't be increased
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news. in high definition. >> stranded for hours a total melt down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with w
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
december 6, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." breaking news -- hillary clinton pulled a key meeting on the crisis in syria. this as concern grows over the possible use of chemical weapons. >>> the duchess of cambridge heads home after leaving a london hospital. new fallout after an embarrassing phone hoax. >>> and a contractor online. is that fair? plus anderson cooper talks being blinded by the light. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this would cross a red line and those responsible would are held to kwt. >> pressure grows to stop the syrian regime. >>> credible use of weapons by syria. >> if that gas discharges it would take only one minute to kill tens of thousands of people. >> i would not put it past assad to use this weapon it's the kind of regime he's been leading. >> where are they taking you, john? >> to jail. >> john mcafee under arrest in guatemala for entering the country illegally. >> he vanished after his neighbor was found dead. >> the administration, are they prepared to go
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
generation. >> gangnam style. >> on "cbs this morning." >> boo boo a star earning a spot on barbara walters 2012 list of most fascinating people. >> then barbara said i can't do this [ bleep ] anymore and retired. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." crisis in syria may be deepening, but there are also signs of a potential breakthrough. sources tell cbs news the united states has detected signs that syria's government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. >> secretary of state clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it may signal that russia
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
. then a short time later a major power outage knocked out the rail system. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is in san francisco where crews are working to get the trains back on track. liz? >> reporter: yeah, between 40,000 to 50,000 commuters were affected this evening. some took over two hours to get home. the muni meltdown all began here with a gruesome accident. >> all of a sudden she came across and i had seen her and the trolley. i mean it kept going past her and i had seen her. but when the trolley went past, i didn't see her. >> reporter: brandon watched as a woman in a wheelchair clipped the back of the trolley dragged underneath the trolley car along market from deloris to church street. >> she might have been bending over when the incident occurred. >> reporter: the woman was taken to the hospital for life- threatening injuries. that accident happened at 5:30 shutting down service. 45 minutes later, another meltdown. the transformer that gives power to all the underground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire underground transits. >> apparently it was damaged with wa
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
of state lawmakers since the 1930s. today 39 new members of the state assembly took the oath of office. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee in sacramento tonight with that. grace. >> reporter: well, allen, the senate class is also sworn in today. they had 9 new members but most of them have had experience in the assembly and that's really unlike this new assembly class that we are seeing a lot of inexperienced freshmen as you mentioned. despite that and maybe because of that the atmosphere here today at the capital is actually very hopeful and excited. a lot like the first day of school. >> members elect raise your right hands and repeat after me. >> reporter: with that, california's new assembly was sworn in today with democrats dominating with 55 of the 80 members. families with young children crowded the floor with the rest of the family often waving on from up above. freshmen assemblyman frank bigelow from madera county said he was humbled by the whole process. >> yesterday i was slogging in the mud feeding cows and today here i am being sworn in as a representative of the people of the
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
as possible to protect the underlying negotiations. nevertheless, cbs news has learned the following: the speaker and the president spoke before treasury secretary tkpwaoeugter in'sers.e.c.geithner's comments about going over the cliff, the conversation was described as brief, meaning shorter than the 28-minute conversation speaker boehner and the president had last week. also those familiar with the conversation tell me -- or do not used a skwrebgive thes like "curt," "frank" and "direct" meaning it was probably more gentle. also i'm told scott this is no longer a time for check-in phone calls between these two leaders. everything now is substantive about the underlying merit of what treasury secretary tkpwaoeugter ins.e.c. geithnerrepublicans believe this can be done through tax loopholes not raising rates on the wealthiest americans. >> pelley: we asked chip reid to visit with a family staring over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: sean and jody watson have four daughters ages five to 14 and know all too well the sacrifices and sleepless nights endured by middle-class families in a s
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
raising major concerns for fewer crews on the scene right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with video. >> reporter: frank and michelle, that gushing water actually slammed into the scaffolding of the building behind me. you can see that damage there. you can see part of the beam has been bent in and that's why the roads are blocked, because authorities are right now trying to assess if that scaffolding i safe. video from earlier shows gushing watertown 40 feet high. water at up to 40 feet. they were trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, he fled and crashed into a hydrant causing the water break. police took the driver into custody suspected of dui and we don't know at this point if the driver sustained any injuries. back out live, essex street off folsom is blocked. if you are going to the bay bridge, you have to find a different route. a firefighter said that they are going to assess the safety of that scaffolding and once they find out it is safe they will reopen these roads hopefully that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran,
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
from the east bay. a basically shot and killed near a middle school in berkeley. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the police station now where officials are expected to release some more information on that victim shortly. cate. >> reporter: that's exactly what we're hoping for, to get some more solid details because now we're getting conflicting information on the victim, whether the victim was a woman and man. we are staged outside the berkeley police department. we are hearing the public information officer should be here in the next 15 minutes or so. hopefully he can clear up the details. but what we do know is the crime scene is clear and police have wrapped up gathering evidence but we have video from earlier. the call came in around 11:30 last night. officers found this cyclist by longfellow middle school just off derby street. it appears the cyclist had fallen off the bike along the sidewalk. officers say the victim had at least one gunshot wound and is pronounced dead on scene. we don't know the identity, the age or the g
Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the driver fled and hit the hydrant. they took the driver into custody. we are unsure if the driver sustain
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
water for a half hour. that's all we have from here. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a deadly fire is under investigation in san francisco this morning. one person was killed in the fire in the ingleside heights neighborhood. it started about 8:30 last night on saint charles avenue and the fire was put out in less than 25 minutes and the victim was discovered. >>> deputies are investigating pleasant hill's second homicide of the year. no word yet on the victim, suspect or motive. they responded to the incident at interstate 680 and concord avenue around 9:30 last night. the first homicide was on february 10 when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds and now a judge needs to sign off on this last- minute deal with civil rights attorneys. instead, they agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory now. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that cha
Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
see the water come up. but here, nothing right now. live in mill valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> we have traffic, rain, it's usually not a good mix but it's early. let's check in with gianna. >> we start off with a couple of accidents, one just reported, westbound 580 at lakeshore blocking two middle lanes. they are just headed out to the scene. also we have this accident westbound 80 at cutting boulevard. it is over to the right shoulder involving a vehicle that spun out there. no word yet if it's facing the wrong direction. so we'll keep you updated on that. we'll give a lot of spinouts this morning because of slick surfaces especially on the on- and off-ramps this morning especially coming off the freeway so give yourself some extra time or take it easy as you exit the roads. now, elsewhere we have some road construction just a couple of projects on the bay bridge upper deck near the incline. one lane shut down. also road construction on the dumbarton bridge and then coming out of the golden gate bridge. there is roadwork there, as well. no delays heading into san fra
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> interestingly, the home on the corner that was also affected was the subject of a documentary done by cbs tv back in 1967 that we found on youtube. the film was about the grateful dead and the growing hippie movement in this area. >> part of the neighborhood is occupied by ordinary people, bewildered by what's going on. part of it is occupied by a growing population of hippies. >> because the homes are so old and so close together, neighbors watched with anguish hoping the fire wouldn't spread to even more homes. >> these old victorians are made of redwood. they're very dense and very packed together and usually when you see one go, you lose three. >> it's a big fear of mine. i'm always worried about it. >> reporter: now no one was hurt in the fire. there is extensive water damage to both homes. the people who live in both of the homes will have to find another place to stay for a while. back to you. >>> thousands of people nationwide mostly teenagers and young adults are having to go to the hospital due to side effects from smoking synthetic marijuana. for the first time the federal governm
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
the president put it to cbs news. >> so getting out of this town, spending more time with the american people, listening to them and also then being in a conversation with them about where do we go together as a country, i need to do a better job of that in my second term. >> better job of explaining? >> well, explaining, but also inspiring. >> reporter: wolf, when it comes to a deal on averting the fiscal cliff, negotiations are on deep freeze. from the white house's perspective, they're not going to budge until house republicans come around to the view that tax rates on the wealthiest have to go up. but you know house republicans don't want to agree to any kind of deal that includes that. so right now it's a blinking contest. of course, the white house thinks it's one they'll ultimately win, because in the new year tax rates automatically go up. >> and there could be a recession once again if we go into that fiscal cliff. how worried are officials over at the white house that the president will get a lot of blame for not showing enough leadership in forces a deal through by the end of the y
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
republican senator graham said on cbs's "face the nation." >> i think we're going over the cliff. it's pretty clear to me they've made a political calculation. this offer doesn't deal with medicaid and medicare and social security from imminent bankruptcy and the president's plan coming to entitlement reform is just quite frankly a joke so i don't think they're serious of finding a deal. >> is it inevitable? will we fall off that cliff? white house correspondent brie anna keilar in washington and with me is anna novaro. brie anbrianna, he now that republicans would not like the deal so why offer it to them? >> reporter: that's right. $1.6 trillion in increased taxes and republicans are not a fan of and about $400 billion in cuts. so republicans will say that's just a fraction compared to increasing taxes. it's not balanced the way the president said he wanted. but the white house and democrats feel, carol, like they have a lot of level roonlg here. they feel like polls show that people will be quick to blame republicans as getting in the way of a deal and blame republicans more in f the count
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